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United States Constitution: Article 1 Summary

United States Constitution: Article 1 Summary

Author: Mark Biancuzzo

Summary with video describing the parts and powers of Article 1 of the United States Constitution

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Article 1

  • the first and longest part of the United States Constitution.  
  • creates the Legislative Branch (law-making) of our government
  • authors felt that this was a very important part of our government that represents the citizens because the Legislative Branch turn "citizens' wants and needs into law"
  • Legislative Branch also makes our government a representative democracy (citizens elect people to represent their needs and concerns)
  • Article 1 created Congress and divided it into two parts: Senate and The House of Representatives.
  • organized, created a list of qualifications for both parts of Congress (see chart below), and describe details of how both parts will function